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Unread 01-05-2010, 03:14 AM   #1
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restoring honed marble

The marble installed is honed Jerusalem Gold which is calcium based, it was beautiful with no veins visible. A year passes and many areas are showing lots of veins and it seems its protruding when touched. Some areas are even getting chipped. Im not sure what is the source of the problem, but I think its caused from humidity and moisture travelling through the marble.
1st question, How to test moisture in marble floors?
2nd question, What is the best way to restore the marble?
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Unread 01-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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Well need to know more,such as,is this a wet area,was there sealer applied,is this exterior,how long has it been installed?Raised veigns suggest to me excessive wear.Is there a harsh cleaning procedure?
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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the area is interior, it has been installed for a year, no, its not a wet area, and the owner only cleans with water, furthermore, its sealed with a good water based sealer,from stone care international.
the veins started to appear, then grow in width, then open up.
Im sort of convinced that it is water evaporation but how can i prove that, is there a way to test moisture in marble floor?
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Is there any way you could post pictures and do you know the composition of the floor, i.e. concrete slab (and age of), no/any moisture/separation membrane, setting medium, allowance for expansion etc.?

Sounds like it could be moisture, but it could be many or a combination of a few other things too.
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